August 31, 2014
Obituaries

Gregory Scott Brown
Gregory “Scottie” Brown, 47, of Sylva, N.C., and formerly of Franklin, N.C., our beloved son, husband and loving father, left this world on the wings of an angel to be with his Lord and savior and ...
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Margaret ‘Peggy’ Haman
Margaret “Peggy” Haman, 94, of Rabun Gap, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. In her young adulthood, she became a solo pilot, ending her flying career when she landed crosswise in a cornfield. Sh...
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Roy Martin Conner
Roy Martin Conner, 50, of Rabun Gap, affectionally known as “Marty,” died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his residence. He was born May 24, 1962, in Franklin, N.C., to Clifford E.Conner and Carolyn Da...
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Lois Carter Webb
Lois Carter Webb, 98, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. She was born Feb. 13, 1914, in Russellville, Ala., to Robert L. and Florence Hargett Carter. In addition to...
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Lawrence Franklin Shook
Lawrence Franklin Shook, 89, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. He was born April 21, 1923, to Larnce Dillard Shook and Della Gibson Shook. He was preceded in dea...
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Janie Speed Richardson
Janie Speed Richardson, of McDonough, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Joe and Samantha Speed; three b...
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Sara L. Moss
Sara L. Moss, 99, of Clayton and formerly of Marietta, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at home. She was born Nov. 29, 1913, in Tift County to Sam and Minnie Lipps. Survivors include: two sons, Frank (P...
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Joseph Raymond Mixon
Joseph Raymond Mixon, 79, of Dillard, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born Sept. 2, 1933, in Greenville, S.C., to Alex and Elizabeth Pitts Mixon. In addi...
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Frances Rose Burrell Norton
Frances Rose Burrell Norton, 98, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. She was born April 23, 1914, and grew up in Rabun County on the family farm near Dillard. She married Jay Norton in 1934, and in 1937 mo...
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Thomas Andrew Parker
Thomas Andrew Parker, 55, Clayton, affectionately known as “Tommy,” died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. He was born Dec. 30, 1957, in Rabun County to James Andrew Parker of Frankl...
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Gene Earl Martin
Gene Earl Martin, 56, of Rabun Gap, passed away peacefully in his sleep Dec. 22, 2012. He was born June 1, 1956, in Gainesville, where he spent several years working in the family business, G. H. M...
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Esther Pearl Heglund Olson
Esther Pearl Heglund Olson, 91, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Ivy Hall Assisted Living in Alpharetta. Pearl was born June 16, 1921, in Winnebago, Minn. She was raised as the daughter of M...
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William Samuel Dixon
William Samuel Dixon, 65, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Dixon was born Dec. 30, 1947, in Clarkesville to Margaret Kinney Dixon...
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Fred Lee McCoy
Fred Lee McCoy, 85, of the Liberty community, Tiger, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at his residence. He was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Rabun County to the late Ulyses and Alice Deal McCoy. He was a carpe...
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Susan Dianne Moore
Susan Dianne Moore, writer, of Clayton passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Born in Atlanta, Susan was survived by: her mother, Emily Moore; sisters, Beverly and husband Pat Garner and Lainy Nichols ...
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William Karl ‘Bud’ Duckworth
William Karl “Bud” Duckworth, 69, of Tiger, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at University Hospital in Augusta. He was born Sept. 11, 1943, in Walhalla, S.C., to William C. and Lila Hood Duckwort...
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Mildred Littleton Rogers
Mildred Littleton Rogers, 90, of Dillard, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her residence, with her family at her side. Mildred was the daughter of the late Fred S. Littleton Sr. and Lucy Gregor...
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Karin Elisbeth Helga Giddens
Karin Elisbeth Helga Giddens, beloved wife of Woodrow “Bobby” F. Gidddens, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. She was born April 20, 1938, in Hamm, Germany. She was educated in business but was con...
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Ruth Kilby
Ruth Kilby, widow of the late Farish Kilby and formerly Ruth Leilah-Bell Hollifield, has been rescued by the Lord. Born in 1917 to Emory and Mary Arrendale Hollifield, she was a lifelong resident o...
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Wayne Andrew Ballew
Wayne Andrew Ballew, 69, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born in Franklin, N.C., to Lyman Paul and Myrtle Vinson Ball...
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Paul Henry Ward
Paul Henry Ward, 84, of Rabun Gap, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Darlene Burke Ward. He was born April 11, 1928, in Linwood, Pa., to the late Ervin Norman Wa...
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Robert Quinn Plott
Robert Quinn Plott, 89, of Clayton, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Mountain View Health Care in Clayton. He was born July 25, 1923, in Cohutto to Arthur and Evie Watts Plott. He lived the greater ...
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James Campbell Mercer
James Campbell Mercer, 71, of Mountain City, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Born in Crisp County, he was the son of the late John Henry and Maggie Adkins Mercer. Mr. Mercer retired from Reeves...
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Charles Lindbergh Thomas
Charles Lindbergh Thomas, 84, of Mountain City, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at CannonWood Village in Tiger. He was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Chambers County, Ala., and was a resident of Tampa, Fla., a...
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Frank Gordon Johnson
Frank Gordon Johnson, 78, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. He was born in Gadsden, Ala., to Grady and Verna Sikes Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was prec...
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Guy Oliver Fisher
Guy Oliver Fisher, 88, of Clayton, and Oceanside, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. He is survived by: his daughter, Jennifer Fisher Chinn of Atlanta; son, Robin Guy Fisher and wife Ann...
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Joan Wolvin LaFond
Joan Wolvin LaFond, born April 4, 1936, in Lyons, N.Y., moved to Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1955. She lived there until moving to Clayton in 2007. She passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Northeast Geo...
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Jacqueline ‘Gay’ Smith Griffith
Jacqueline “Gay” Smith Griffith, of Sanibel, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in her home. She was 76 years old. Gay was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Birmingham, Ala., and lived much of her ch...
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Joan G. Steele
Joan G. Steele was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Canada, and she passed from this life Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and infant child. She had 40 living relativ...
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Ken Lusk
Ken Lusk, 70, of Clayton and formerly of Santa Rosa, Calif., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Ken was survived by: his only brother, Lyle Lusk and wife Jane of Hawaii; a daughter,...
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Bobby Edwin Conner
Bobby Edwin Conner, 54, of Dillard, affectionately known as “Bird,” died Sunday Dec. 16, 2012, at his residence. He was born Oct. 26, 1958, in Liberty County to Clifford E. Conner and Carolyn Darne...
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Rose Shirley Barnes
Rose Shirley Barnes, 90, of Clayton, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her residence. She was born June 10, 1922, in Rabun County to the late Jeff and Maggie Hollifield Holcomb. Rose was twice married:...
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Patsy Ayers Stroupe
Patsy Ayers Stroupe, 80, of Lakemont, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at her home. She was born in Royston to Roy Baker and Louise Wilcox Ayers. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother a...
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Janice Butler Pooley
Janice Butler Pooley, 60, of Clayton, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Atlanta. She was born Jan. 21, 1952, in Detroit to the late Robert C. Butler and Jeanete Webster Butler. She was a homemaker and ...
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Dan L. Pumphrey
Dan L. Pumphrey, 83, of Rabun Gap, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at his home under hospice care. He was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Leedey, Okla., to Angela and Dennis Pumphrey. The family, including a yo...
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Jason Dee Speed
Jason Dee Speed, 29, of Clayton, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. He was born Nov. 13, 1982, in Stephens County to John D. Speed Jr., and Billie Ann Harmon. Jason was a shipping clerk at A.I.D. Company ...
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Barbara Lee McKay Ramey
Barbara Lee McKay Ramey, 83, of Wiley, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Rabun County to the late John Percy McKay and Ruby Keener McKay...
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Geraldine Papanti Knepp
Geraldine Papanti Knepp, 68, of Clayton, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. She was born July 13, 1944, to Arnold Dewey Papanti Jr. and Madeline Ruth Cague Papanti ...
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Stanley C. Blind
Stanley C. Blind, 81, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Born in Stockport, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clifton and Thrya Jones Blind. In addition to his parents, he was pr...
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Yvonne Chappell Geer
Yvonne Chappell Geer, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and a beautiful lady, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Memorial Hermann Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Jack...
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